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Leading the Charge for Changes in Women's Sport

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 12:56 pm | RNZ

New Zealand sports need to re-examine recruitment methods and boost women's confidence to seek leadership roles, former Black Fern captain and NZR board member Farah Palmer says. More >>

Northland couple growing bananas, pineapples and coffee

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 12:51 pm | RNZ

Tropical fruits cope extremely well in New Zealand conditions and Linda Schafli is baffled as to why more people aren't growing them commercially . More >>

Renting situation 'an absolute nightmare'

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 12:01 pm | RNZ

A renter who has had to move his family six times in two years is scathing about how the current rental market works for tenants. More >>

Gordon Campbell on counting the cost from the Bridges leak

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 10:38 am | Gordon Campbell

T he care and protection being extended to the alleged mental health problems of the anonymous texter/leaker of Simon Bridges’ travel costs now seem to have got utterly, insanely out of proportion. The leaker is either a National MP or (less ... More >>

How to reset New Zealand’s cultural diplomacy in the Pacific

Tuesday, 28 August 2018, 9:32 am | Simon Mark

New Zealand proposes a new approach to diplomacy with its Pacific neighbours. from www.shutterstock.com , CC BY-SA More >>

ComCom watches legal action against Trivago in Aus closely

Monday, 27 August 2018, 3:27 pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is keeping an eye on legal action being taken in Australia against hotel comparison website Trivago for deceiving consumers. More >>

Modern Memories: The Invasion of Czechoslovakia 1968

Monday, 27 August 2018, 3:26 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was a year of manic tumult. Students revolted in Paris and other global capitals; the Tet Offensive permanently impaired the US war effort in Vietnam, at least on the home front; Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were both felled by ... More >>

Taxpayers asked pay to keep All Blacks in NZ

Monday, 27 August 2018, 1:28 pm | RNZ

New Zealand Rugby have informally asked for taxpayer's money to keep the country's top players from going offshore. More >>

Evacuations underway on PNG's Manam after volcano erupts

Monday, 27 August 2018, 12:15 pm | RNZ

Government ships are on their way to evacuate residents from Papua New Guinea's Manam Island, after its volcano erupted on Saturday. More >>

“Giants: The Global Power Elite”

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:54 am | World Beyond War

By Marc Eliot Stein, World BEYOND War https://worldbeyondwar.org/meet-the-one-percent-giants-the-global-power-elite-by-peter-phillips/ More >>

National to push ahead with own inquiry into expense leak

Monday, 27 August 2018, 11:33 am | RNZ

The National Party is boxing ahead with its own investigation into who leaked Simon Bridges' expenses to the media after Parliament's speaker put the kibosh on an official inquiry last week. More >>

Have an Active Kellogg-Briand Day

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:39 am | David Swanson

There are a lot of things named Kellogg around here, and few who know why. The two biggest names in the news in 1928 were those of future white supremacist Charles Lindbergh and of Frank Kellogg. One of those names has lasted longer. More >>

2018 Peace Prize Awarded to David Swanson

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:10 am | David Swanson

At the Veterans For Peace Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 26, 2018, the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation awarded its 2018 Peace Prize to David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War. More >>

Rose Matafeo: Edinburgh Win A 'Weird, Crazy Whirlwind'

Monday, 27 August 2018, 10:07 am | RNZ

Rose Matafeo says winning the award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe has been a 'crazy whirlwind'. More >>

Sodding the Australian Voter: Accidental Prime Ministers

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 3:23 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It is a continuation of Malcolm Turnbull by other means. The new Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison and his freshly appointed Deputy, Josh Frydenberg have ensured that the “insurgents”, as Turnbull deemed them, did not come through. ... More >>

Ardern sacks Curran from Cabinet over second diary flip-flop

Friday, 24 August 2018, 8:19 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sacked Clare Curran from Cabinet, stripping her of the government digital services and open government roles after she again failed to declare a meeting when answering MPs' written questions. More >>

Not enough demand to move Ports of Auckland to Northport

Friday, 24 August 2018, 5:04 pm | BusinessDesk

Not enough demand to move Ports of Auckland to Northport: Port of Tauranga CEO Cairns More >>

'Restoring mana' can cut Māori prison numbers - Little

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 4:09 pm | RNZ

Justice Minister Andrew Little wants Māori to have more of a say in addressing their "appalling" over-representation in prisons. More >>

Rarest bird in the country gets a helping hand

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 3:57 pm | RNZ

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Defence Force have teamed up to build a nest site for New Zealand's critically endangered fairy tern ahead of breeding season. More >>

Family Court judges raised concerns with Ministry 10 times

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 3:44 pm | RNZ

A Family Court judge alerted the head of Oranga Tamariki to an assault accusation that had not been investigated. More >>

Netball NZ let Maria Folau play in Australia

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 3:37 pm | RNZ

Star shooter Maria Folau can play netball in Australia next year and still be eligible for the Silver Ferns with Netball New Zealand giving her a 12-month exemption. More >>

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 12:49 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It was long overdue, but Pope Francis’s letter of condemnation and apology regarding the abuse of children by Catholic priests did sent a few ripples of comfort and reckoning. He conceded that the Church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them”. ... More >>

Is Amy Klobuchar Our Best Hope to Defeat Donald Trump?

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 10:23 am | Gordon Campbell

S ure, there are a few people who think Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin being pals will usher in a new age of global peace, and that it's the new McCarthyism for anyone to suggest otherwise. Yet to the rest of us… the re-election of Trump in 2020 is ... More >>

De Bruin recalled to Stars for 2019

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:54 pm | RNZ

Netball's veteran defender Leana de Bruin returns to the ANZ Premiership with the Northern Stars completing 2019 roster More >>

Air NZ Dreamliner engine failure: Cockpit transcript release

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:47 pm | RNZ

Morning Report has received a rarely released cockpit transcript that gives an insight into what happened when one of the engines on an Air New Zealand Dreamliner failed just after takeoff. More >>

Lincoln and Canterbury universities begin merger talks

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:35 pm | RNZ

Lincoln University is insisting it will retain its name, location and identity in any merger with the University of Canterbury. More >>

Beethoven & Brahms—The Best!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 4:03 pm | Lindsay Perigo

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, with Augustin Hadelich (violin). Music by Beethoven and Brahms. Michael Fowler Centre 18 August. More >>

Gaza without Cancer Medicine

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:54 pm | Ramzy Baroud

On Sunday August 12, news from Gaza was distressing: The Ministry of Health announced that it would no longer be able to treat cancer patients in the Israel-besieged Strip. More >>

Why Did Facebook Purge TeleSUR English?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 1:11 pm | Branko Marcetic

A little over a week ago, Facebook and a host of other companies removed Alex Jones, the right-wing conspiracy theorist and possible Nicholas Cage performance-art project, from their platforms to much online rejoicing. Both Jones’s personal accounts and ... More >>

Samoan attorney general, police sued over OLP arrest

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:11 am | RNZ

A Samoan woman who was arrested under suspicion that she was social media blogger O Le Palemia has filed a $US344,000 lawsuit against the Ministry of Police, three officers and the attorney general. More >>

Hurricane Lane now category four as it approaches Hawaii

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:06 am | RNZ

Hurricane Lane is now a category four storm that is on track to head north and pass closeby the Hawaiian islands midweek. State officials are urging residents and visitors to heed warnings. More >>

Criminal Justice Summit: 'We've talked for decades'

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:59 pm | RNZ

There's hope the government's Criminal Justice Summit will be more than just talk. More >>

Māori King speaks out about claims against his office

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 4:46 pm | RNZ

The Māori King has finally spoken out about scathing claims directed at him, saying he's sad that people want to undermine his office. More >>

Tenants still paying meth debts a month after report

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:46 pm | RNZ

It took Housing New Zealand nearly a month after learning the meth testing regime was bogus before it called off the debt collectors. More >>

Tornado aftermath: More storms forecast for New Plymouth

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:05 pm | RNZ

Up to 30 homes were damaged last night when a tornado roared through a New Plymouth suburb last night , cutting power lines, tearing off roofs, and toppling trees. More >>

Gordon Campbell on MP pay and the REAL p.c. danger zone

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 11:16 am | Gordon Campbell

There has never been anything remotely credible about the way parliamentarians would paint themselves as the helpless victims of the Remuneration Authority when it came to their pay increases. More >>

PM's Press Conference 20/8/18: MP Pay, Nauru, Antarctica

Monday, 20 August 2018, 5:21 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway to announce plans to freeze MP pay until 2019 and develop a new system for calculating pay increases. This come after the Remuneration Authority ... More >>

Readying Knives: The Mortality of Australian Prime Ministers

Monday, 20 August 2018, 2:32 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The opinion poll prime ministership is a modern Australian disease. Not only does it suggest an ailing in the Westminster system, but a profound contempt for the democratic sensibility on the part of party representatives, hacks and the industry that supports ... More >>

Air NZ flight to Sydney forced to turn back

Monday, 20 August 2018, 12:19 pm | RNZ

An Air New Zealand flight to Sydney had to return to Auckland this morning due to a technical issue. More >>

Tyres pollution: Some collectors ignore disposal rules

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:53 am | RNZ

Fees are already in place to ensure an environmentally friendly disposal of tyres but some collectors end up dumping them on others or into landfill, the Vehicle Imports Association boss says. More >>

Man arrested at Work and Income hours after leaving prison

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:33 am | RNZ

A man arrested for shoving a security guard at a Work and Income office just hours after leaving prison is blaming rude and intimidating staff. More >>

Visit with seriously ill partner turned down: NZ detainee

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:24 am | RNZ

A New Zealand woman being held in an Australian detention centre says authorities won't let her visit her partner who has been in a coma and undergone emergency heart surgery. More >>

Plea for NZ to save families on Nauru

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:14 am | RNZ

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to offer to immediately resettle all 119 children and their families who are detained in Nauru. More >>

Genoa’s Morandi Bridge Disaster

Monday, 20 August 2018, 11:11 am | Binoy Kampmark

Bridges are the great symbols of human connection. They suggest a certain animal pride in the human race, a technological capacity to trick, and even subordinate nature. Across ravines, rivers and bodies of space, the bridge suggests the raising ... More >>

Green leadership stands firm on waka jumping bill at AGM

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:55 am | RNZ

The Green Party leadership have dug in their heels and will not be reversing any of the decisions they have made in government. More >>

Lessons of the NZNO's sellout of health workers

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:54 am | Socialist Equality Group

Lessons of the NZNO's sellout of health workers: Build rank-and-file committees! Unite the working class against the Labour government! More >>

Freshwater fishery law could spark debate

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 3:52 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

A bill creating a new regulatory regime for freshwater fisheries could lead to new debate about the management of controversial species such as whitebait and eels, as well as anger some recreational fishers. More >>

Legislation coming on offshore oil and gas exploration ban

Sunday, 19 August 2018, 3:50 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods says further legislation will be needed to end the issuing of new offshore oil and gas permits. More >>

Radio networking killed radio - not music tv or streaming

Friday, 17 August 2018, 5:01 pm | Glen Clifford

In late 1980 UK novelty song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ charted well in pacific countries. It was also the first song ever to be played on America’s MTV (Music TV), sparking much debate about the future of radio. As the records kept playing, ... More >>

Trump Parade Canceled — Peace Parade Goes Forward

Friday, 17 August 2018, 3:31 pm | David Swanson

A few days after an over-hyped white supremacist rally in Washington, D.C., was massively outnumbered by people opposed to racism, and one day after 187 organizations (more than that now) publicly committed to turning out people to counter Donald Trump’s ... More >>

Proposed euthanasia bill in NZ 'needs tweaking'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:54 pm | RNZ

The wording of proposed euthanasia legislation should be tightened to ensure it only applies to the terminally ill, members of an Australian advisory panel say. More >>

Media banned from Māori King's koroneihana celebrations

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:45 pm | RNZ

John Boynton , Te Manu Korihi Reporter Media have been banned from the grounds of Tūrangawaewae Marae at Ngaruawahia for the anniversary celebration of Māori King's koroneihana or coronation this weekend. More >>

Rushed legislation on animal tracking system faces scrutiny

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 3:32 pm | RNZ

Legislation has been rushed through to its final reading at Parliament today to beef up the country's animal tracking system, NAIT. More >>

Hipkins: Teachers' pay demand 'out of kilter'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:22 pm | RNZ

The Education Minister says teachers' demand for a 16 percent pay rise over two years outstrips what others in the workforce are receiving. More >>

Inquiry launched into leak on Simon Bridges' expenses

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:08 pm | RNZ

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media this week. More >>

MPs' spending expenses revealed

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 2:06 pm | RNZ

MPs spending on travel and accommodation across all parties has rocketed up to more than $2,000,000. More >>

Emergency call handlers fear being penalised for sick days

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:54 pm | RNZ

Police communications staff who work 24-hour rosters are worried about being penalised for taking too many sick days. Staff have told RNZ they have been known to come into work in extreme pain or when unwell to avoid impacting their sickness score. More >>

Galaxy Note 9 offers longer life, bigger screen

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:29 pm | Digitl

Galaxy Note 9 is now Samsung's most important phone. It matters because lacklustre Galaxy S9 sales mean falling revenues. A successful Note launch could help reverse that. Two days before the launch I wrote that the Galaxy Note 9 had better be good ... More >>

5G mobile challenge for New Zealand carriers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 1:19 pm | Digitl

New Zealand's mobile carriers are keen to talk about 5G mobile. Telecommunications equipment makers are even keener to talk about it. They have more to gain in the short term. It's possible they have more to gain in the long term too. More >>

Oppo R15 Pro review: An Android chasing the iPhone

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:47 pm | Digitl

Android phone makers often borrow ideas from Apple. Oppo takes this further than its rivals. Oppo’s need to emulate Apple runs through Its phones like Blackpool through a stick of English seaside rock. More >>